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Jump Rope Challenge

In light of the coronavirus pandemic last year, Nintendo released Jump Rope Challenge on Switch. The free app was designed to keep people moving during the lockdowns.

According to Nintendo, people all over the world have jumped rope approximately 5.3 billion times as of June 2021. That number is up from 2.5 billion, which was announced last September.

Jump Rope Challenge was originally planned as a limited-time eShop download, as it was announced that the app would be removed after September 30. However, Nintendo later reversed course, and it will remain live “until further notice”. 


When Nintendo announced Jump Rope Challenge, the company said Jump Rope Challenge would be removed after September 30. It seems the company has now reversed that decision. Jump Rope Challenge “will be available until further notice and will not be removed”, Nintendo said just a short while ago.

We also have a slight statistics update. Players have recorded 2.5 billion total jumps, Nintendo has confirmed.


When Nintendo announced Jump Rope Challenge a few months ago, it was marketed as a limited-time release. Nintendo said that the title could be downloaded from the eShop until the end of September. The month is just about over, so time’s running out to get your hands on it.

Jump Rope Challenge is completely free to download from the Switch eShop. Nintendo says it was made “by a small group of Nintendo developers while working from home in Japan as a simple game to add some quick and fun movement into their daily lives.”

Nintendo has updated Jump Rope Challenge again, bringing the eShop download to version 1.2.0.

Today’s patch primarily includes two new elements. First, there’s now a results screen to look back on your progress after you’ve completed 100 days. It’s also possible to reset your results and start a second cycle after the same 100-day mark.

Other than that, there’s the standard line about fixing a number of issues to make for a pleasant playing experience.


Nintendo has released a new update for its downloadable title Jump Rope Challenge. Players can now access version 1.1.0.

With today’s update, new costumes and backgrounds have been added. It also includes the ability to double-under.

Below are the full patch notes:

Nintendo provided another update on the success of Jump Rope Challenge at its 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders late last week. Since launch, the downloadable title has recorded over 590 million jumps.

On June 18, the game was at 200 million jumps. That was achieved after Jump Rope Challenge released on June 15.


Nintendo has announced a new milestone for its downloadable Switch game Jump Rope Challenge. In just three days, players have recorded more than 200 million jumps worldwide.

Jump Rope Challenge, which was made by a small group of Nintendo developers while working from home in Japan during the coronavirus pandemic, was added to the Switch eShop this past week. Players can jump rope virtually and watch the on-screen counter increase with each successful hop. A second player can join in with another Joy-Con as you strive for a high score.

Switch owners can access Jump Rope Challenge from the eShop until the end of September.


Jump Rope Challenge has popped up as a surprise tonight on the Switch eShop from Nintendo. Players can download the game for free until the end of September. With the current world events, many people stuck at home should be able to use this title as a fun spur of physical activity throughout the day. Check out the overview via the eShop listing below, followed by a gameplay video: